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tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent
bevy - large group; Ex. a bevy of starlets
buccaneer - pirate
apprehend - arrest (a criminal); dread; perceive; N. apprehension
oculist - physician who specializes in treatment of the eyes
pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
cloister - monastery or convent
bode - foreshadow; portend
supercilious - haughty; arrogant; condescending; patronizing; CF. eyebrow, cilium
institutionalize - make into an institution; put or confine in an institution